Yes, I know. It seems that after “Shawlmania” I’ve caught another bug. This time it’s “Pillowmania”! This is my third post in a row about crochet pillows! I really don’t know how to explain that, but apparently I have been in a mood for making pillows, lately.
Probably, because they are so decorative, mood lifting and easy to make! Plus, when it comes to yarn, you probably won’t have to buy any, because I bet you have plenty in your yarn stash that you can use to make a simple pillow.
This pillow was particularly easy to make, because I used the simplest and maybe the oldest granny square pattern ever – the classic granny square pattern. Which I appreciate on so many levels. First, it’s very suitable for playing with colors. Actually, it makes playing with colors such an easy task, because honestly, you can’t go very wrong with it. You can chose some neutral color, like gray (like I did), add another three basic colors, and that’s it! You have a winner!
For this granny square pillow I used the same yarn (leftovers) I used for my Lily’s blanket. It’s Yarn Art – Ecco-cotton, 100g/220m, 85% cotton 15% polyester, and I especially like that sparkly “Una” yarn (from St. George, 50g/115m 50% acrylic, 45% cotton, 5% metallized polyester), I used for the edge. It raises the pillow to a whole new level.
If you’re bored with my posts about crochet pillows, please don’t worry. I promise the next time I will be writing about something completely different. About something quite bigger, with eyes and smiles.